irony that is inherent in speeches or a situation of a drama and is understood by the audience but not grasped by the characters in the play.
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Origin of dramatic irony
First recorded in 1905–10
Words nearby dramatic irony
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British Dictionary definitions for dramatic irony
theatre the irony occurring when the implications of a situation, speech, etc, are understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
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